Early Childhood Education Leadership Day

Thursday, October 10, 2019 (9:30am - 3pm US/Eastern)

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church & Preschool
382 Cantitoe Rd. [map]
Bedford, NY 10507

Please note change of date in observation of Yom Kippur.

Early Childhood Education programs sponsored by Episcopal parishes and cathedrals stand as vibrant expressions of the Episcopal Church's historic commitment to quality education for young children.

Join your regional colleagues for a day of learning and connection. We will explore: key characteristics of Episcopal identity in a preschool setting; children's spirituality; the roles of school board and vestry; sustaining positive church-school relations; upholding the rector-director relationship, and managing governance. Practical tools and tips will be shared.

In Bedford, we will:

  • Join the children and faculty of St. Matthew's Preschool for their weekly chapel service, held in the stunning Children's Chapel of St. Matthew's, followed by in-depth discussion of how Episcopal early childhood programs can nurture the spiritual lives of all students and their families.
  • Hear from a rector and director about how they are building a relationship as leadership partners.
  • Learn more about church-school finances and space allocations.

Ann Mellow, NAES Associate Director
Susan de Brigard, Director, St. Matthew's Preschool
The Rev. John A. Zahl, Rector, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

Online Registration Deadline:
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (EDT) To register after this date, or if you have any questions, call (212) 716-6309.

Registration Includes:

Coffee, continental breakfast and light lunch.

Who Should Attend:

Bring a leadership team from your school and church to make full use of the sessions and information offered:

  • Early Childhood Director
  • Rector
  • School Board Chair
  • Wardens & Vestry Members

Meeting Attire:

Business casual.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 10/02/2019
Name Price Available To
NAES Member $40.00   Members
Non-member $65.00   Non-members

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Written cancellations received by fax, (212) 286-9366, or by e-mail, to hez@episcopalschools.org, no later than 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, are entitled to a full refund less a $15 processing fee. Requests received after 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, will not be entitled to a refund of any kind.

All registrations are subject to acceptance. Registrations and reservations received without payment will be returned. Registrations are NOT transferable and cannot be split among conference attendees.

Any and all liability of the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) with respect to registration, reservations, cancellations, changes in the location or content of the program, and refunds is limited to a sum no greater than the registration fee paid. Under no circumstances shall NAES be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, the cost of transportation or lodging. Submission of registration and payment constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions herein.

Is Media Allowed?


General Hotel Information:

For those who may need to make lodging arrangements, please contact Heather Zrubek at hez@episcopalschools.org with questions or to discuss directions.

Travel Information:

Parking information will be provided in the final, pre-conference email to all attendees.

Sponsors and Sponsorship Information:

NAES is grateful to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church & Preschool for hosting this event.

For more information please contact:

Ms. Heather Elise Zrubek
Member Services & Events Coordinator
National Association of Episcopal Schools
Phone: (212) 716-6309
Fax: (212) 286-9366
Email: hez@episcopalschools.org